BMW Group Increased Plug-In Electric Car Sales To New Record
BMW Group sold over 125,000 plug-in cars so far this year (globally)
November brings a new record for BMW Group‘s plug-in car sales – 14,767! It’s not a big improvement over the previous record of 14,559 in September, but with the 3rd record within six months, BMW is moving forward.
Growth year-over-year amounted in November to 26.1%, while the share of plug-ins out of total volume increased to 6.65%.
After 11 months of this year, average share of plug-ins increased to over 5.5%. BMW Group is also on track to reach its goal of 140,000 sales in 2018 if only it repeats the sub 15,000 result in December. We guess that December will be at least around 16,000-17,000.
BMW i + BMW iPerformance + MINI PHEV sales worldwide – November 2018
BMW Group notes several encouraging results in November:
- 1/5 of BMW 5 Series sedan sales was the plug-in hybrid variant
- BMW i3 sales increased by 17.0% to 3,468 (near record of 3,490 in March 2018)
Targets for the future are:
- 140,000 sales in 2018
- over 500,000 cumulative sales by 2020
- 25 electrified models (including 12 BEVs) on the market by 2025
More from BMW:
“Exactly five years after it was initially launched, the BMW i3 continues to achieve increased sales. In November, 3,468 (+17.0%) fully-electric i3 cars were sold worldwide – a monthly result almost equal to the car’s best-ever month, which was in March this year (3,490 units). Sales of the company’s plug-in hybrid vehicles continue to increase significantly, with the plug-in versions of the MINI Countryman, the 2 Series Active Tourer, and the BMW X1 (Mainland China only) accounting for well over 10% of those models’ overall sales. Meanwhile, every fifth BMW 5 Series sedan sold worldwide in November was a plug-in hybrid. The BMW Group is well on track to achieve its target of delivering 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018; by the end of next year, an overall total of over half a million electrified BMW Group vehicles will have been sold around the world.”